1) Wake Max Protected a good bit of the game and their mesh RBs missed few blitzes. That left our 4-6 rushers against 7-8 blockers. We have a great front 4 but it's hard to beat almost everyone double teamed.
2) Hartman, though throwing to a pattern set of 2-3 worked the sidelines where our Freshmen corners were, until late 3rd Qtr mostly on an island for long periods of time. You extend a pass play into the 4+ second range and you get what we saw yesterday, lots of catches and penalties.
BV would have diagnosed this in 2 series and FORCED Wake to run. This game would have been a Clemson win by 3 scores if Wes had gone to 2 Deep or another pass safe defense earlier. Wake out coached us in this game. Caveat to this is, had Clemson secondary been uninjured 1/2 to 1/3 of Hartman's completions and/or PIs would have never occured.
Glad Tigers adjusted late, I expect a healthier team at home against a more traditional offense to do just fine. If DJ plays well, NCSU is a win.
Part, because he would HATE giving up that much run yardage. I thought we could have benefitted from a different DL formation to minimize the effect that f the double team. Play a man (davis/bresee/page) over the center with the instruction to gain ground. Tougher to double team when the NG is straight over (zero technique). Just glad we won!